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RESOLUTION NO. PC2020-008 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA APPROVING <br />CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 2019-060 FOR THE <br />EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING ANIMAL CLINIC INTO AN <br />ADJACENT SUITE LOCATED AT 21159 NEWPORT COAST <br />DRIVE (PA2019-268) <br />THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH HEREBY FINDS AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. STATEMENT OF FACTS. <br />1. An application was filed by John A. Giannone ("Applicant''), with respect to property located <br />at 21157 and 21159 Newport Coast Drive, and legally described as Parcel 2 of Parcel Map <br />No. 2000-160, in the City of Newport Beach, County of Orange, State of California, as <br />shown on a map filed in Book 318, Pages 27 to 31 of parcel maps, in the office of the <br />county recorder of said county (the "Property") requesting approval of a use permit. <br />2. The Applicant proposes the expansion of an existing 1,766-square-foot animal clinic for <br />domestic pets into the adjacent 1,500-square-foot suite. The expansion will result in a <br />3,266 square-foot clinic. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday <br />through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday. Animals no larger than the largest <br />breed of dogs will be given medical and surgical treatment and the facility is primarily <br />for the treatment of outpatients. Only critical patients will be kept longer than 24 hours <br />and boarding is not permitted at the facility. The Applicant expects to assist 10 to 40 <br />clients per day. <br />3. The Property is designated Neighborhood Commercial (CN) by the General Plan Land <br />Use Element and is located within the Newport Ridge Planned Community (PC53). <br />4. The Property is not located within the coastal zone. <br />5. A public hearing was held on March 5, 2020 in the Council Chambers at 100 Civic Center <br />Drive, Newport Beach. A notice of time, place and purpose of the hearing was given in <br />accordance with the Newport Beach Municipal Code. Evidence, both written and oral, <br />was presented to, and considered by, the Planning Commission at this hearing. <br />SECTION 2. CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT DETERMINATION. <br />1. This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to <br />Section 15301 under Class 1 (Existing Facilities) of the CEQA Guidelines, California Code <br />of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, because it has no potential to have a significant effect <br />on the environment. <br />2. Class 1 includes interior or exterior alterations to existing facilities. The proposed project <br />is located within an existing retail tenant space and will only require minor improvements.